Sand Dollar Beach Trail

EASY 13 reviews
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Sand Dollar Beach Trail is a 0.3 mile out and back trail located near Big Sur, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.3 miles
65 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


rock climbing


1 month ago

Gorgeous beach. Reminds me of el Matador Beach in Malibu.

1 month ago

Went right as a storm was coming in...really cool vibe and the sound was amazing

7 months ago

One of my least favorite stops in Big Sur. Not a bad thing but just not anything too memorable the best part of the beach was the stairs. There was no sand dollars to be found at low tide besides a couple of broken ones. The rocks were ok, the caves were pretty. The bathrooms are gross.. the lady collecting the money was very sweet

Saturday, September 02, 2017

What a view!!!! Really enjoyed the time I spent there! just beware of dog ticks, there's a lot and I found some in my dogs!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

No sand dollars but good view. The water actually looks better from further away.

Monday, August 26, 2013

A nice quick walk down to a beautiful beach. Quick and easy--highly recommend! If you take some of the side trails that split off from the path down to the stairs, you'll get some nice views from the bluffs out over the beach.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Super stinky by the beach but the kids thought it was hilarious. Short hike, no sand dollars, but lots of cool rocks and shells and an epic view of the ocean

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A short walk down some stairs to the beach. As with the rest of Big Sur, incredibly picturesque, and nearly deserted (beginning of January). No sand dollars though...

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Friday, April 14, 2017